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Native American Ministries will be observed during the 9:15 a.m. worship service Sunday, April 15, at North Pointe United Methodist Church, 3825 Erie St. The Chancel Choir’s anthem will be “Lord of All Creation.” The North Pointe Bell Choir will sing “Canson: A Sacred Song.”

A special offering will be accepted to provide scholarships for United Methodist Native American seminarians, to strengthen and develop Native American ministries and communities, both urban and rural.


The Male Chorus of Wayman African Methodist Episcopal church will celebrate its Annual Day at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Wayman AME Church, 424 N. Memorial Drive. Various groups have been invited from around the city.


Daughters of Zion Ministry presents the annual Deacon Andrew Jackson and Ora Belle Johnson Buckley Heritage Celebration beginning at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at St. Paul Baptist Church, 1123 Center St.

The celebration includes Thomas Buhler, Visioning a Greater Racine; Dr. Eric Gallien, Racine Unified School District; and Jeff Neubauer, Higher Expectation for Racine County.

Buckley Heritage guest artists are Elder Janie Boston, In the Dance Cafe, Milwaukee; Psalmist FeAunte Preyear, Mobile, Ala.; and Psalmist Easker Buckley, Moses Lakes, Wash.


Jay Newell will give a witness on Native American Recognition Day during the 8 and 10:15 a.m. services on Sunday, April 15, at Yorkville United Methodist Church, 17645 Old Yorkville Road, Union Grove. Student pastor Chris Van Beek will lead both services and his message will be based on the scripture story of Daniel and the Lion’s Den, which is the focus of the new rotation in the Sunday School. The Hims of Harmony will sing “Praying Man” and “Lord, You’re So Good” at the 10:15 a.m. service.

An advance special offering will be accepted to support Native American Ministries. Parish nurse Diane Skewes will offer free blood pressure checks after both services.


A worship concert with Cloverton will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 20, at Racine Assembly of God, 1325 Airline Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit


These programs in Siena Retreat Center’s Racial Justice series are being offered at Siena Retreat Center, 5637 Erie St., Caledonia:

“In Concert for Peace,” 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15. Silent auction opens at 12:30 p.m. Enjoy vocal and instrumental music expressing peace and hope from Caritas, Nancy Maio, Mark Paffrath, Ronnie Quella and Teri Seitz, the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Choir, Roberta Stark and others. A silent auction of unique items and gift certificates will be open before the concert and during intermission. Cost to attend is $20 in advance; $25 on the day of the concert.

“Redeeming Conflict,” 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17. Ann Garrido, author of six books including the award winning “Redeeming Administration,” will share a framework for analyzing the ordinary tensions of any community’s life and concrete practices to constructively engage the tough conversations that need to be had. Cost to attend is $55 including $10 non-refundable deposit and noon meal.

For more information or to register for a program, go to or call 262-898-2590.

Religion Today is a listing of special events held at Racine County churches and is published every Saturday in Community. Notices of regularly scheduled services and sermon topics are not used. Announcements must arrive by noon Tuesday to be considered for publication the following Saturday, as space permits. Submit information to The Journal Times Online Calendar at and select Faith under sections; by mail to Sharon Knox, The Journal Times, 212 Fourth St., Racine, WI, 53403; email or fax information to the attention of Sharon Knox at 262-631-1780.


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